[coreboot] Support for laptop HP Compaq NC6320

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jun 6 21:42:51 CEST 2012

Dear Ross,

Am Mittwoch, den 06.06.2012, 21:29 +0200 schrieb Paul Menzel:

> thank you for your message. First three off-topic things.
> 1. Please send just plain text messages and no HTML. This is covered in
> the netiquette [1].
> 2. When pasting stuff please turn off line wrapping. This is not
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> 3. The project name is spelled all lower case: coreboot.
> Am Mittwoch, den 06.06.2012, 18:51 +0200 schrieb Ross McDonald:
> > Hello! I would like to use CoreBoot on my laptop. It is an HP Compaq
> > NC6320. The board vendor is HP.
> Ok, this a laptop for everyone.
> > It is a HP 30AA motherboard with an Intel 945GM Chipset (ICH7-M
> > southbridge and i945 northbridge). The CPU is an Intel Core 2 Duo
> > T5600. It has a SMSC LPC47N217 SuperIO chip (that is the output of
> > SuperIOTool).
> […]
> If I am not mistaken, this is the same chipset as for example used in
> the Lenovo X60 or T60 and 986LCD-M/mITX [2].
> So make sure you have a way to recover. Easiest way is when the flash
> chip is socketed to get some spare flash chips. Since this is a laptop
> you probably need to solder a socket or an adapter to the board like was
> done with the X60 or T60 [3][4].

On the IRC channel #coreboot, idwer gave an URL to a picture of the
board [5].

So you need to do some soldering. Probably you have the same options as
for the Lenovo T60/X60.

> You also need to find out if an embedded controller is used and how it
> works. Lastly you also need the laptop board schematics I think to set
> everything up. Then you should be able to do the port pretty easily I
> think. Look at the commits for the X60 and T60.



> [1] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mailing_list_netiquette
> [2] http://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards
> [3] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.bios/69354
> [4] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.bios.flashrom/575
[5] http://bios-repair.co.uk/Images/Laptops/HP/Notebook/NC6320-Mainboard.jpg
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